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Volume 24(4), Winter 2014

Global and

European News


final recommendations

From 22 to 24 October, the experts of Callisto – the European think tank on zoonotic diseases - met for the final time, in order to adopt common recommendations that ...

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Now accepting applications


Providers of structured, professional development programmes for veterinary practitioners are invited to contact VetCEE (Veterinary Continuous Education in Europe) if they wish their programmes to be accredited. Minimum European standards already exist at veterinary graduate and specialist level, but there is a lack of standards for the ...

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WVA elects first female president


Small animal practitioner René Carlsson from Wisconsin, USA, has become the first female president of the World Veterinary Association (WVA). During her term (2014-2017), she hopes to ‘energise and empower’ the voice of veterinary medicine worldwide. The new WVA Council has started its term in office on 30th November. The following candidates were elected (by electronic voting) as Officers and Councillors: René Carlson (USA) – president; Johnson Chiang (Taiwan) – president elect; Maria Baptista (Angola) and Oumar Tounkara (Mali) – councillors for Africa; John Drake (Canada), Lyle Vogel (USA) – North America; Maria Nelly Cajiao (Colombia) and Guilherme Costa (Brazil) –

Latin America; Hur Juhyung (Korea) and

Achariya Sailasuta (Thailand) – Asia

and Oceania; Zoran Katrinka (Serbia)

and Rafael Laguens (Spain) – Europe;

Farouk El-Dessouky (Egypt) and

Khaled El Hicheri (Tunisia) – the

Middle-East and North Africa; Sira

Abdul Rahman (CVA) – international

regional organisations and Patricia Turner

(IACLAM) – international discipline-

centred organisations.

European Pet Night 2015 will take place on Wednesday 25 February at the BELvue Museum in Brussels, next to the Royal Palace, from 18.30-20.30.

A draft programme is available and registration forms can be downloaded here.


We hope you can join us on the evening to celebrate what companion animals can do for us!

Ebola: Vets against ‘systematic euthanasia’

Following a recent court order in Spain to euthanize the pet dog of a nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus, FVE urges that this case ‘should not create a precedent where euthanasia is automatically considered the preferred option’. Although it is ...

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